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Sophia hawkins [youtu.be]
brentan comments on May 1, 2019:
Damn, I wish.... No, there's no point!
Happy first of may... [youtube.com]
brentan comments on May 1, 2019:
It is unutterably sad and beautiful.
Nothing matters
brentan comments on May 1, 2019:
For in much wisdom is much grief; and he who increases knowledge increases pain. - Ecclesiastes 1:18.
I feel I might soon be banned from a support group for people with Aspergers.
brentan comments on May 1, 2019:
I don't understand the terminology. I guess you're pointing to the flaws in the autistic personality. Being that way myself, I prefer (but don't insist) to see the good things about autism and enjoy how TV has made successful shows about the talents of autistic people. Granted, the shows are OTT but they give the idea that different ways of looking at the world are valid and useful. But it a very wide spectrum and I guess nobody wanted to hear any negativity. It's a bad feature of support groups that they enforce positive comments only and refuse to listen to constructive criticism.
It'll be fun they said!
brentan comments on May 1, 2019:
If I was a spy and they wanted to get all the info out of me.....
Rappin' Rodney [youtube.com]
brentan comments on May 1, 2019:
Hey MojoDave, you're in a video!
Here's a poem I wrote at school, some sixty plus years ago, using different spellings for the same ...
brentan comments on May 1, 2019:
Very witty! That reminds of the official English accent as per BBC radio and TV. I read somewhere that the main objection to to the regional TV series Coronation Street back in the 60s was the 'objectionable' accent. As it turned out, people loved the series.
The problem with revenge is that it never evens the score.
brentan comments on May 1, 2019:
This is the idea behind the Orestes in ancient Greece. The myth was that the corpse emitted a miasma that could only be removed by justice, understood as revenge. The Furies symbolised that revenge. The court system was set up to end the constant tit-for-tat revenges. At the end of the story, the Furies were permanently placed under the judge's podium in the court to signify the old justice was still understood but superceded by the less subjective and less murderous civil justice system.
My Brain by Mark Sandman my whole brain was out of tune my whole brain was out of tune I don't ...
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Darned ECT!
@Sassygirl3869 kicked off for Fuher trumpf
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
I would love to see the list of words in the algorithm's list of no-nos. It's probably words like these: fascist Jew Muslim Islam transgender fat
Papa Roach - Help [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Cool. They're putting nervous breakdowns to music.
A husband and wife are trying to set up a new password for their computer.
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
LOL. Maybe change it to myerectpenis. Imagine if it still gave the same message!
Church membership is dropping fast. That may be good news for LGBTQ rights. / LGBTQ Nation
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Let's hope it encourages a live and let live attitude.
Human rights lawyer sentenced to 148 lashes and 38 years in jail in Iran  | Daily Mail Online
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Jesus H, you'd think she had to be a serial killer to get that!
I'm not single ....
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
It is like saying I'm inbetween jobs and not unemployed. Or I'm inbetween spouses.
A quick update and apology to Lisa (Sassygirl3869) for her account being disabled last night.
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Way to go.
Single man, looking for life partner.
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Form a queue, ladies.
@Sassygirl3869 kicked off for Fuher trumpf
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Seriously? Lots of us think he is acting like a fascist.
I find, as a group, atheists are highly intelligent and I enjoy the mostly well thought out ...
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
That's the new secular form of self-righteous expressing itself in the same way as the old. "I'm so right I don't even need to be mannerly".
Tells it like it is.
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
That'll have the kids running for their safe spaces.
Interesting huge study on how much exercise benefits mental health - and it doesn’t take much ...
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
It seems that we're not mind and body but a mind-body. That's probably why thinking about every thing rationally doesn't always cut it.
Would you prefer honesty or kindness if you could only choose one?
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Kindness. I think that will sort the rest out.
Colour pencil art by unkown painter
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Mammy, buy me that.
Please , bring back sassygirl3869 .
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Yeah, what's going on there?
Best summary of the Brexit fiasco that I have yet heard. [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
A lot of people think that going against the vote is the pragmatic thing to do. The price would be the damage done to democracy. I dread to think how the damage would be manifested over the next few years. I trust many remainers are conscious of this and will get behind the democratic will but I don't know if there are enough of them.
Did you have an atheist epiphany?
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Sadly no. Like anything else I ever learned, the process was very slow.
@Admin @developer @SiteSupport I'm a bit freaked out - I have personal blocks - but they've gone ...
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
I didn't understand the part close to the end of Infinity Wars where people starting turning to dust. How did that happen?
It's really amazing
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
I think it has to do with feeling complicit if something bad happens to your child.
Too early?
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Everybody knows it's a Christmas movie. His wife's name is Holly, for goodness' sake!
Life after college and before retirement.
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Be a loyal plastic robot for a world that doesn't care. - Frank Zappa.
I intend to live forever, or die trying....Groucho Marx.
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Do not go gentle.....
Chinese authorities blow up Christian megachurch with dynamite | The Independent
brentan comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Chinese demolishing human rights again. I believe they have Muslims in conc - I mean re-education centres.
For all the caffeine addicts out there.
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
And that's based on one shot per cup!
So many angry white males in this country and Europe.
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
One group has so much materially but so little meaning in their lives and the other has the opposite problem.
A Bernie Sanders presidency would be disastrous for America. Sander-nista?
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
I see him as a social democrat.
Does anyone believe their is something else out there after our time on Earth?
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
I would like to think I can become part of a universal consciousness.
Do You Enjoy Religious Music?
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
I enjoy pretty much any music if it's well done. So far, anyway.
It is, what it is:
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
Time to pass the baton .... no, it's not a double meaning.
Here's an interesting retort for those Religious Apologists who try to silence rational and factual ...
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
I'm a sinner from the Christian perspective because I'm morally flawed. I'm imperfect from a human perspective because I'm morally flawed.
It's just a test!
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
Their obsession with homosexuals gets on my nerves. Here's one list of who is getting thrown into the lake of fire: But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death." Revelation 21:8. Here's another list: Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, sodomites, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, robbers—none of these will inherit the kingdom of God - 1 Corinthians 6:9,10. God is kind of equal opportunity minded when it comes to chucking people into Hell. He isn't hung up on homosexuals.
$20.00 party over, oops out of time...
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
LOL. Very witty!
So my ex wants to try out couples therapy.
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
If you do it, you might be hurt again. If you don't, you'll stay in your current situation indefinitely. My guess is do the therapy and weigh up her current thinking during the sessions.
In ancient Athens, ostracism was practiced by voting out the citizen most harmful to the city-state.
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
That guy at amazon who turned employees into automatons.
Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer (from The Concert in Central Park) [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
Art warming up the crowd: "Are you cold"?
LETTER TO DR.
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
That comes across as an unhealthy obsession. Or an obsession with refusing to engage in the obsession. I think it is articulated really well. Incisive, even.
Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything, the Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York City, through ...
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
'There is a crack in every thing That's how the light gets in'. I think he got that from Rumi or some other poet. He had the wit to realise how valuable that perception was. I thought he meant we see something important through a flaw in its make-up. Now I'm not sure. It might mean there is a very tiny conduit in the nature of every thing that if realised and used, opens a world of understanding. Here's a related idea from William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.”
I just finished reading a couple books by Sam Harris, the latest was his very short book called Free...
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
I haven't. I would love to know how he thinks about it compared to mainstream religion. And the Calvinist idea of no free will too.
Showed them!!
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
Gosh yes, and they taught us mental arithmetic for when we didn't have a pen and paper.
Jimmy Dore is great, I don't always agree with him but its very rare. [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
You're right. She IS absolutely gorgeous.
Yep, in many ways.
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
I can just imagine what Homer Simpson would think about that.
How many non believers do not like getting drunk or being around drunks?
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
I love alcohol. I fully understand how awful it is to be around drunks when you are sober but when you're drunk too, it's a hoot!
I had a conversation years ago with a Bible scholar while questioning my faith.
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
As far as I know, they started writing the Bible about 6th century BCE.
Of course - EVERYthing is a sin ! Guilt-guilt-guilt
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
That's what made sex so good.
Dame Kiri te Kanawa. - Porgi Amor from the Marriage of Figaro ...Mozart. [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
I always thought Bess was black but no matter, it's a very nice song.
You have a choice, but you can't complain about both.
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
Best to keep them on welfare. They'll just get notions about themselves.
What’s the odds they will end up horsing around?
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
Here's a version from the 13th century: One day we reading were for our delight Of Launcelot, how Love did him enthral. Alone we were and without any fear. Full many a time our eyes together drew That reading, and drove the colour from our faces; But one point only was it that o'ercame us. When as we read of the much-longed-for smile Being by such a noble lover kissed, This one, who ne'er from me shall be divided, Kissed me upon the mouth all palpitating. Galeotto was the book and he who wrote it. That day no farther did we read therein." -Dante's Inferno I love that last verse. They horsed around.
Be good to yourself!
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
The last time I was surrounded by these guys, it wasn't my decision. The ambulance came for me.
For some of you with no sense of humor! Lol
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
I didn't come across that in Spanish class.
JEJUNE - Adjective.
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
French sounds so good.
After reading @admin 's post on civility needed on this site, I remembered an ancestor's wisdom:
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
Is that the hero's buddy from Outlander? And yes, forgive but don't forget.
Just say "NO" to religion!
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
The Bible says you won't get tested any more than you can handle so it will help Christians grow character.
A Good Story is Better Than Great Information [youtube.com]
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
I think that's why the stories like Saint George and the dragon or going into the underworld and coming back are the archetypes that we see today in Lord of the Rings and stories like that. We really do identify with the characters and relate to their struggles to overcome difficulties. It, as Jordan Peterson says, not reality but hyper-reality.
.............
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
Bad memories for sure.
How to respond to, "have a blessed day"?
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
Thanks. Likewise.
What scent triggers a memory for you?
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
Tar. It is more than a smell to me but I can't put my finger on what the value-added is.
The 'c-word'- oh, naughty, naughty! I have often wondered how the f-word became the most foul ...
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
I think it's a great word when you're angry but too aggressive to be used to mean having sex.
I feel like my good hearted nature is being taken advantage of lately.
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
Very badly. I have no natural tact at all and try to get by on simple truth as I know it and openness. It is just about always understood as weakness and I'm convinced now that it is my fault for expecting people to behave in a way not natural to most humans. I would change if I could because I don't have the impetus Christianity used to give me to persevere. Nowadays I keep the same M.O. because I simply don't know any other way. It's a world of complexity I don't want to enter.
So I've been teaching myself trigonometry and it's going really well so far.
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
You're a brave man. Best of luck! Cos. Sin. The other one. Out!
Oh, so those are the words I was looking for.
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
They didn't really mean it. You're too sensitive. And similar BS.
I have been going through a very stressful period and it looks like it will continue at least for ...
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
That really sucks and makes me angry just to hear it. I say give that bitch hell but then again I don't know if you're trapped and it would backfire. I hope you find a solution.
Cornering the market?
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
That's like the M.O. in politics of creating the problem then offering the solution.
“Jesus Not Coming Back By The Looks Of It” Admits Vatican – Waterford Whispers News
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
I'm picturing Jesus singing 'I'm Only Human After All'.
[bbc.
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
The way I understand it, the bills are either unpaid or paid by charities. I think the difference between the American method and say the NHS is that the former does not offer medical assistance as a legal right. One way or another the job gets done so I think the issue is more a matter of principle.
I hope this isn't too unbearable
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
This never happened when people worked six days a week.
Numbers 29:13 (NRSV): You shall offer a burnt offering, an offering by fire, a pleasing odor to the ...
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
The idea was that the sacrifices were shadows pointing to the sacrifice of Jesus. His was 'the real deal' that made animal sacrifice obsolete. (I know, I know)
Been listening to her all day waiting for her to shock even me, here it is... [youtu.be]
brentan comments on Apr 29, 2019:
You tell 'em, Linda.
When religion is eradicated, the only definition of holy will be something with holes in it.
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
I don't see that ever happening. The more you persecute it, the more validity you give it.
HUMORESQUE Edna St.
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
At first I thought she was my kind of woman.
Coffee! It's my
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
Don't stop until a limb starts shaking.
Morning sculpture project...
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
It's damned ugly but beautifully made.
His girlfriend’s father was interviewing Young Charles.
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
Poor Charles might be as aspie.
[theconversation.com] This guy talks a lot of sense and I think we should listen to him
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
It sounds obvious but only now he has said it. I only ever thought in terms of less industrialisation. Monbiot gets a hard time as a liberal but this makes complete sense to me.
I'm putting society on notice
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
The signs were there, Charlene.
Bob was kind enough to paint this for me! lol
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
It makes me feel like Posner in The History Boys when he says “I’m a Jew. I’m small. I’m a homosexual. And I live in Sheffield. I’m fucked.
India court upholds transgender marriage rights - JURIST - News - Legal News & Commentary
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
I would not have expected it there. Good for them!
TRIGGER WARNING : “Trans-talk” : TRANS-WOMEN ARE NOT WOMEN.
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
For me, it boils down to the belief that there are two sexes and a spectrum of genders. I agree that transgenderism is punching way above its weight, probably because we live in an age of prioritising feelings. I was with them all, including the LGBT+ until they started dictating how it was going to be whether we liked it or not.
The corporate ladder
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
So much for truth being absolute.
I think most of us can relate once in a while! :D
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
My mistake.... four coffins. OK, not good.
Thinkin about actually moving with my mom to Portugal.
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
Go for it! I might go to Almeria in Spain.
Is this too much to ask?
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
Now that's real liberal thinking.
I wound up with too much time to think this’s week.
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
I'm reading a book at the moment that proposes that science is really just an extension of the rational thinking of the church. Most of us think of science as objective and religion as intuitive but religion actually promoted the growth of scientific investigation through the centuries and was always a way of rationalising the world according to what it knew. Nowadays we see the worst excesses of religion - the dogma, smug superiority and bullying repeated by science. Richard Dawkins, a great mind by my thinking, is a good example of the superior attitude of science today. Science, for all the benefits we get in terms of knowledge, is as self-reflective as a hall of mirrors in that it is great at explaining how a system sustains itself when it is up and running but useless at stepping outside itself and telling us how it got started and what's it is all about.
Seaweed pouches will replace thousands of plastic bottles at the London marathon.
brentan comments on Apr 28, 2019:
That looks like a great idea!
This is something I had to do today.
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
If you're certain, it's the thing to do.
Everyday is a new opportunity
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Refreshed and recreated just for you. And me.
I have a buddy I was in Vietnam with.
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Guess who's coming to dinner? It might be worth a try.
Well that'll do it I suppose Christian Teacher Ended Her Husband’s Porn Habit… By Shooting ...
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I guess she felt cheated... probably for a very long time.
Groupthink, a term coined by social psychologist Irving Janis, occurs when a group makes faulty ...
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
It's just too darn easy but it must be a very nice feeling.
Been there and had to do that too often!
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
They are often really just expressing their feelings and there's no point being objective while they're doing that. Says he who is always doing it on social media.
Religion = child abuse
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
When I see how children get abused with good intentions and others with bad intentions, I sympathise with the parents with good intentions and despair for all the vulnerable children.
That ever so loving God has a wicked penchant for vengeance and gleefully so.
brentan comments on Apr 27, 2019:
He must have realised that attitude wasn't working and sent his son to undo the damage.

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